Special Immigration Alert: 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery Began on October 2, 2012, and Ends on November 3, 2012!


The Department of State ("DOS") announced on September 18, 2012, the opening of the registration period for the DV-2014 Diversity Visa ("DV-2014") lottery. The online registration period for the DV-2014 lottery began on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4), and will conclude on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4).

It is strongly recommended that applicants not wait until the last week of this registration period to enter because heavy demands could result in website delays. No entries will be accepted after 12:00 p.m. EDT on November 3, 2012. During the registration period, information, instructions, and the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form for the DV-2014 lottery will appear at www.dvlottery.state.gov.

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